Art & Entertainment

Veteran Painter, Author Dinanath Pathy Passed Away

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Drawing master of Digapahandi is no more Noted Odia painter, author and historian Dinanath Pathy died of cardiac arrest, today morning. He was 74. Pathy was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after he complained of illness during his morning walk. He took his last breath there while undergoing treatment. Pathy was […]


Balochistan to Bollywood

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Kader Khan’s journey from Balochistan to Bombay will bring tears to your eyes By mentioning the “freedom struggle in Balochistan” during his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put forward the most significant and open expression of India’s solidarity with the Baloch people.  But keep the geo-politics aside […]


Ila Panda (nee Dash): The Forgotten Artist

By Supriya Prasanta: Ila Panda (1934-2005) was an artist and social activist from Odisha. Her father, Ghanashyam Dash was a Professor of History. She received education at Ravenshaw Girls’ School and went on to study arts at Santiniketan for four years. She worked as a drawing teacher at various government schools in Odisha before she […]


India to Host the 1st BRICS Film Festival From September 2

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Malayalam movie Veeram to be the opening film for the festival Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting has said that the idea of organizing BRICS film festival originated at the last BRICS Summit where Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi proposed a BRICS film festival and film […]


Adwaita Gadanayak Likely to be New NGMA Director

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Odisha-based acclaimed sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak is likely to be the new director of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and replace Rajeev Lochan who retired two months ago amid allegations of irregularities. According to source, Gadanayak will be the new director of NGMA. An official announcement regarding this would […]


Govt. Announces Swachh Bharat Short Films Competition

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Films Competition to encourage participative approach for Clean India The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organizing a Short Films Competition on the theme “Swachh Bharat” that showcases inspiring stories and helps generate awareness among citizens about sanitation and its linkages with public health. The winning entries will be […]


Gobind Tej Passed Away

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Veteran Odia film director, actor, producer Gobind Tej left for his heavenly abode today morning at his Bhubaneswar residence. He was conferred Prestigious Jayadev Award in 1986. Govind  Tej was also conferred  with ETV odia Lifetime Award for Film in 2012. He was 87 years old. Tej started his film career as an actor […]


Manoj Das Website : The Journey of Five Years

Samir Ranjan Das, Hyderabad: www.worldofmanojdas.in completes five years on 15th August 2016 I am a lover of books and Shri Manoj Das is my most favourite writer from my childhood. It was the pages of “Jahnamanu” that introduced me with his name coming with “Kanaka Upatyakara Kahanee” which has was being published serially in those […]


70th Independence Day: 70 Lesser-Known Facts

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day tomorrow, here are 70 interesting facts about India, India’s freedom movement, India’s independence and its history and heritage, you would love to read. We see various adoptions of the Indian national flag today. However, very few are aware of the fact that khadi or hand-spun […]


JLF at Boulder Welcomes Special Guest Speaker HM the Royal Queen Mother of Bhutan

By Odisha Story Bureau, Boulder, Colorado, USA: The second annual Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder takes place September 23-25, 2016 Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is the author of Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan and Of Rainbows and Clouds: The Life of Yab Ugyen Dorji as told to […]